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The table below includes some but not possible search terms for empirical research.
Librarian tip -  keep a search simple by using two or three search terms. For example - child and parent and study. 

"Empirical research" search terms

Research Case study
Study Report
Observation Cross-cultural studies 
Survey Bibliography
Experiment Findings
Subjects Participants
Longitudinal study Participant group


APA citations ...

Journal Article (APA)

Zawacki-Richter, O., Baecker, E., & Hanft, A. (2010). Validation of competencies in e-portfolios: A qulalitative analysis. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(1), 42-60. Retrieved from

(In-text citation) Author's name in parentheses:

One study found that the most important element in comprehending non-native speech is familiarity with the topic (Gass & Varonis, 1984).

Did you know? ProQuest/EBSCO databases provide citations in the APA format.